MY OWN ARMY - Too Many Faces

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Alternative/Indie | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 161 / 6-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 6.5/10 | Label: RVP | Autor: CA

Already with the opener and title song of the album My Own Army show where they can be classified and where their role models can be found. In this case, the alternative heroes à la Perfect Circle. But the band around singer Herman de Kok doesn't just rely on the Maynard-James-Keenan-Oeuvre, but on everything that can be anchored under Alternative Rock. Also on the second album of the Dutchman everything is fully brushed on Heavy. My Own Army, for example, have an ear-worming headbanger that is also designed for plenty of airplay ("...Open End"). The concept doesn't (yet) work all the way, because it has some lengths every now and then ("Sideshow", "Friendly Fire"). But fortunately My Own Army always get the hang of it. And then they bring the best to the very end: With the rather reserved and mystical epilogues "The Ad" and "Proy" they demonstrate very vividly what they are capable of when it comes to suspense and post-rock gimmicks. Why not just like that, boys?

Top track: Proy

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